News Intel's Iris Xe DG1 Is a Legit Budget 1080p Gaming GPU

ingtar33

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considering the horrendous driver issues reviewers are having with the intel gpus; to the point several can't even review them, i'd say intel has a long way to go on the software side of things before we can call them competitive at any level.
 
well if it is for $99 I would buy one .
Performance appears to be a bit below the level of cards like the GT 1050 and RX 560, which were priced not much higher when they came out 4-5 years ago, so $99 would be kind of a poor price for that level of performance today, at least when ignoring the current card shortages at retail. If you are willing to pay that kind of money for that level of performance, you could have done so several years ago. And it was possible to find RX 570 cards with around double the performance for just a little more for a while there, provided one had a reasonably capable power supply to run one.
 
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cryoburner, +1 it's nice they're trying to compete, but the timing makes it look like a cash grab. Realistically (without the gpu supply/demand crisis) this card is worth $10-30, as you're essentially buying a 5700g igpu or rx 560 (but not really built as a proper gpu to compare against it) and rx560 is a 4 year card, so it's worth $30.
 
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cryoburner, +1 it's nice they're trying to compete, but the timing makes it look like a cash grab. Realistically (without the gpu supply/demand crisis) this card is worth $10-30, as you're essentially buying a 5700g igpu or rx 560 (but not really built as a proper gpu to compare against it) and rx560 is a 4 year card, so it's worth $30.
For a pure gamer...

This card includes hardware encoding which could be "priceless" , an elgato card that does nothing more than this card would do is several hundred $.
It also has hardware AI that could also be worth a lot to someone that can use it.
And nobody reviewed this card based on compute workloads, not that it would be great for compute but it would still be interesting to see if it would be worth it for some workloads.
 

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Gamer's Nexus just put out a video dealing with compute and workstations tasks, though they also had driver and issues getting it working. They had to substitute in some iGPU from 11th gen chips to do some of the tests.
 
cryoburner, +1 it's nice they're trying to compete, but the timing makes it look like a cash grab. Realistically (without the gpu supply/demand crisis) this card is worth $10-30, as you're essentially buying a 5700g igpu or rx 560 (but not really built as a proper gpu to compare against it) and rx560 is a 4 year card, so it's worth $30.
Well, that's probably a bit of an exaggeration. Keep in mind, even before this year's graphics card shortage, Nvidia and their board partners had been selling GT 1030s for upward of $80. And, ignoring some frametime issues, the DG1 typically offers gaming performance roughly around that of a 1030 GDDR5 (and well above that of the DDR4 version of the 1030, which only provides around half the performance).

Aside from some considerably less-capable graphics adapters based on older hardware, there hasn't been new graphics cards priced lower than the GT 1030 for a number of years. The DG1 also has double the VRAM of those 2GB cards, albeit only DDR4. So while a retail price of $100 would be bad, there would be no reason to expect pricing below $50, as it's significantly more capable than anything currently in that range. This card isn't being sold at retail yet though, and only to OEMs at the moment, so it's hard to say what pricing is like.

For a pure gamer...

This card includes hardware encoding which could be "priceless" , an elgato card that does nothing more than this card would do is several hundred $.
It also has hardware AI that could also be worth a lot to someone that can use it.
And nobody reviewed this card based on compute workloads, not that it would be great for compute but it would still be interesting to see if it would be worth it for some workloads.
I'm not sure I would describe it as "priceless". The card is basically above-average integrated graphics stuck on its own PCB. : P Just about any other recent dedicated card would probably be better for GPU-related tasks.
 

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